AAC users need 200 opportunities each day to practice using their AAC systems to become competent communicators. While optimal teaching stresses use of AAC in the context of daily routines and events, SLPs have intervention sessions to fill with additional practice.
What better way than with activities that simulate real-life experiences.
This set of activities and games is meant to work with the core vocabulary provided in my 6 More Core Words Books set.
Included in this resource are:
➺ Communication boards of different sizes to use; including a board for these 12 words, a 36 location board with only the first 18 words filled in (this provides for stability of location as more words are added),
➺ Large picture/word cards to hang up in the classroom as a class communication board, and a set to use for the core word Word Wall (these are found at the end).
➺ Pizza Parlour simulation activity, where students practice using core words (especially want, on, off, yes, help) to role play ordering, making and eating pizza.
➺ Who’s hiding here? activity, where there are animals stuck in a barn, asking for “Help” getting “out.” (Or the farmer asks for ‘help’ getting them out).
➺ There is also an alternative “Help” activity, where students identify the presents they ‘want’ and ask for ‘help’ getting the presents out of the box(es).
➺ There is a dressing figures for the weather activity. The kids are going out to play in the snow. They want help putting their clothes on. They will want help getting them off when they have finished their snowball fight and come in for hot cocoa.
➺ Core word communication boards and cards can be used during the activities as needed. The 3X5 cards are very handy to have throughout the activities and are larger than the images in the aac systems, and more manipulable.
➺ Data sheets for time delay prompting for errorless learning (a blank one & 2 filled in)
For the first 6 core words I work with, try the bundle of books and teaching games HERE
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